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Speaker Spotlight – Jordanne “Jai” Barrett

Welcome to our Speaker Spotlight series, where we are getting to know some of our past Diana Initiative speakers. Meet Jordanne “Jai” Barrett, who presented “Status: Ready – Preparing for your next Infosec Role” at our 2019 event. Jordanne is a Technology Risk Analyst for a large financial firm, specializing in Governance, Risk, and Compliance along with …

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Speaker Spotlight: Mari Galloway

Welcome to our Speaker Spotlight series, where we are getting to know some of our past Diana Initiative speakers. Meet Mari Galloway, founding member of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu. Mari was part of a panel of non-profits during our 2019 event, and has been an avid supporter of The Diana Initiative for many years. Mari …

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Speaker Spotlight – Jasmine Jackson

Welcome to our Speaker Spotlight series, where we are getting to know some of our past Diana Initiative speakers. Meet Jasmine Jackson, who presented “How Secure Is This Thing Anyway? A Guide Into Mobile Security and Bug Bounties” at our 2019 event. Jasmine has a Masters in Computer Science and a Graduate Certificate in Information …

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Speaker Highlight – Keirsten Brager

Welcome to our Speaker Highlight Series where we are getting to know some of our past Diana Initiative speakers. Meet Keirsten Brager , one of our 2020 Keynote speakers. She presented “Gatekeeping, Gaslighting & Grieving: Excelling Despite The Ugly Phases of Your Security Development Life Cycle” on Saturday, Aug 22 2020. Keirsten also presented “Seconomics: How …

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Speaker Spotlight – Yolonda Smith

Welcome to our Speaker Spotlight series, where we are getting to know some of our past Diana Initiative speakers. Meet Yolonda Smith, one of our 2020 Keynote speakers. She will be presenting “What Does It Mean to be a Barrier Breaker?” on Saturday, Aug 22. Yolonda also presented “It’s Coming From Inside the House: An …

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Closing Keynotes Announcement

We are super excited to announce 2 more keynote speakers for our 2020 event! Friday, Aug 21: “Reclaiming Your Space in Cyber Security: Speak Out, Speak Up, Speak Often” by Jules Okafor There is a great global discussion happening about the ways in which systemic racism and gender bias reveal themselves across various aspects of …

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Special Guests: Red Team Village

Be sure to visit the Expo Hall booth to see the talks that [Red Team Village] has lined up! [see talks in sched] [Red Team Village] is a community driven combat readiness platform for Adversarial attack simulation and Red teaming tactics. This community is managed by a group of cyber security and red team tactics …

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Keynote Speakers Announcement

We are super excited to announce our 2 keynote speakers for our 2020 event! Friday, Aug 21: “Empathy as a Service to Create a Culture of Security” by Tracy Z. Maleeff So-called “soft skills” are greatly undervalued in the Information Security industry. The very core of security involves humans. Rather than tackle human problems with …

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2020 Theme and Logo

Each year, we ask our community to help us pick a slogan for our annual event. Something to guide us, something to inspire our potential speakers, something to tie it all together. This year, the selected slogan was “Breaking Boundaries Byte by Byte”, submitted by [@H1xD1]. We feel that this slogan allows us to focus …

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In Support of Justice and Racial Equality

The Black community in America continues to suffer from the terrible legacy of slavery, injustice and discrimination. From Emmit Till to George Floyd, and countless in between, the outcry against the unjust murders of our Black brothers and sisters only grows. We add our voices in condemning the injustices against our peers. We denounce racism …